Hi everyone, I’ve searched through the interrail website and forums, but am a little confused about how to make this work.
It seems like when you activate a pass, you can only use it for a single trip? But you can make additions to that trip once it’s been activated??
Here is my situation - I have a 2 month/15day pass, that I haven’t activated yet. I’m planning to travel around for a week in April (Spain and France), return home to London for a month, and then head back out around Germany/Hungary etc. to complete the rest of my pass. For planning purposes, I’ve been considering these as two seperate trips. I’m nearly done planning my route for the Spain/France trip, but hadn’t started thinking about the later one just yet. I was expecting to plan that once I returned from the first ‘leg’.
Once I activate the pass for travelling in Spain, I’m concerned I won’t be able to then add the 2nd part of my trip later, even though the pass will still be valid and in-date. I don’t want to end up using my whole pass just for one short period and then lose the rest of it. I’m considering not using the Interrail pass for the first shorter trip (3 travel days) at all, and just booking trains myself, then only using the pass for the 2nd part.
Hopefully, I can enter in all the details for the first part and activate the pass, and then update it later with the details for the 2nd part (as long as I enter into the same ‘trip’ on the app, right?)
I know it’s probably not the most efficient use of a 2 month pass - I got it on discount in January, and was originally planning to do a further trip in between the two I have planned, but budget and other family things meant I had to revise my plans. Although I could refund the original pass and go for a shorter one just for the 2nd part of the trip, the prices have increased so much that I wouldn’t actually save any money!